Just a few weeks back, the heated run up to the Tamil adu legislative elections had sidelined even the scorching summer and the election results announced ‘Amma’ Jayalalithaa as the winner. While this bucked the trend of anti-incumbency and returned Jayalalithaa to power for a second consecutive time, it nevertheless laid down bare the contradictions in Tamil adu politics.
Condemn State Terror
Over 50 people in Bangalore attended the protest on 12th April against the recent encounter killing in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India) also participated in the protest.
The twin encounter killings that has claimed the lives of 25 last week has brought to light once again the gory face of the Indian state.
The following video, that has now gone viral on social media, is a protest by workers against ill treatment by the management of NVH India Auto Parts Private Limited (a Korean company) at Irungattukottai (near Chennai). The video showing a Korean company official dragging a worker on protest says it all.
Socialist candidate challenges all other forces
Interview with Siritunga Jayasuriya, USP (CWI Sri Lanka)
Among those who oppose the government there is an overwhelming feeling that the opposition should stand together somehow to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa. You also oppose the Rajapaksa regime. How come you are standing independently?
Comrades of United Socialist Party (CWI-Sri Lanka) including Srinath Perera Piyarathna, Dhammika Silva were brutally attacked by 50 Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) thug Monks and a lorry load of hired goons of around 100. The comrades of the USP were conducting a Motor Cycle Rally in memory of Ernesto Che Guevara and the slogans were against Racism and against Communalism of the right wing Buddhist monks.